Lifesaving medical and law enforcement professionals were honored over the weekend during the 2012 Run for Heroes in Delaware Park, sponsored by Erie County Medical Center and the ECMC Lifeline Foundation.
The Buffalo Police Department, the Buffalo Police SWAT Team and the ECMC Police Department were cited for their work following a shooting death at ECMC in June.
Buffalo Firefighter Kevin Hairson of Ladder 14 was honored for saving a man trapped in burning building Jan. 15.
Justin Janiga, an emergency medical technician with Rural/Metro Medical Services, was cited for his decision to pursue a medical career.
Dr. Michael Manka, chief of service in ECMC's emergency department, was honored for devoting his career to emergency medicine.
Madonna Lakso, a registered nurse in ECMC's Trauma Intensive Care Unit for more than 20 years, was cited for her career as a critical care nurse.